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Smiles on the faces of the nearly 2,500 guests were the order of the day on October 6 when 

Kean University opened its doors to its fifth annual Family Day. An unseasonably warm autumn 

day set the mood for water, soda, ice cream, and popcorn as appetizers. The University Center 

Plaza was changed into a giant entertainment park where kids had fun jumping in the Club House, 

leaping and hopping on the giant dragon, and trying their little hands at miniature golf, while 

others shot hoops and kicked balls into soccer nets. An artist drew caricatures of young and old, 

while professional photographers set up their cameras inside the University Center, where families 

could have their portraits taken and framed, courtesy of the Student Organization. Many parents 

enjoyed a quiet moment on benches and flowerbeds as they watched their children safely at 

play. 

"This is so much fun," said Gladys Argueta of Hillsborough, N.J., while she relaxed on a bench. She 

attended to support her son Michael. "My son is a freshman on the soccer team here. He earned 

Kean University's Dr. James E. Dorsey Scholarship for academics, and he was on the varsity soccer 

team in high school. They called him a role model because he was so disciplined," Argueta said. 

"It's been very easy for him to settle in 

with his team mates. He's very happy 

here." 

Guests came from as far away as The 

Netherlands. Margot Schuffel, an 

international transfer student of Media 

& Film from that country brought her 

brother Max Schuffel who was visiting. 

"I just love it here," Margot Schuffel 

said. "It is so exciting with all the 

activities." 

"It's great to get a chance to seeing 

the campus from a different point of 

view," said senior special education 

student Samantha Tabor from Hillside, 

N.J . , who brought her mother, Nancy 

Tabor, and aunt Helene Rosenthal from 

Rahway, N.J. 

President Dawood Farahi hosted a 

barbecue with all the trimmings - and 

helped the short-order cooks flip burgers - in the Harwood Arena parking lot. Some parents of 

prospective students took the opportunity of to get an impression of the school on Family Day. 

Among them were Joe and Nancy Martinez of Toms River, N.J., whose son, Joe, had logged on to 

the Kean Web site, which had piqued his interest in Kean's emerging lacrosse team. The Martinez 

family had its BBQ lunch and were greeted by Farahi who made sure everybody had an enjoyable 

time. 

Participants in the Scavenger Hunt were put to the test of their knowledge of campus. First-place 

winner was junior Kelly Sullivan; freshman Alfredo Echevestre won second place; third price went 

to Sherri Heskeyahu, and fourth place to junior Tashanna Williams. 

The University Center Little Theatre was abuzz with laughter and excitement as Kean theatre 

students put on their cabaret Life at Kean for a full house. "They're very professional," said one 

parent as her son raved about the fun he had had The day's activities ended with a showing of 

Peter Pan - The High-flying Musical in a packed Wilkins Theatre. 




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More than 2,000 alumni, students, faculty, staff and family members clicked their heels and returned to 
Kean University for Homecoming Weekend 2007, held on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 
20. The theme, There's No Place Like Home, paid homage to the classic film The Wizard of Oz, while 
setting the stage for a fun-filled and creative celebration which culminated with the Cougar football 
team's thrilling 35-28 overtime upset of the highly touted Rowan Profs. 

The festivities began on Friday evening with a concert by R&B recording artist, Lloyd, presented by the 
Kean University Student Organization, Inc. and a special reception for Greek alums that was sponsored 
by the Kean University Alumni Association. Creek organizations in attendance were Nu Delta Pi, Rho 
Theta Tau, Nu Theta Chi, Alpha Theta Pi, Sigma Beta Tau, Chi Delta Alpha Kappa Alpha and Omega 
Sigma Psi. They were entertained by The Robert Murdock Band, featuring Jeff Alai '91, a brother of the 
Nu Sigma Phi fraternity. They enjoyed a buffet, complete with cocktails and beverages. The evening 
reunited fraternity brothers and sorority sisters, giving them a chance to catch up and network in a warm 
and informal environment. 

Saturday featured a full schedule of athletic events, theatre productions, tailgate picnics and a post-game 
party that was also hosted by the Alumni Association. Throughout the day in Harwood Parking Lot, 
students embraced the cinematic theme in their picnic displays by re-creating memorable scenes and 
donning homemade character costumes from the acclaimed movie, such as Dorothy, The Tin Man, The 
Scarecrow and The Cowardly Lion. Tailgate displays were entered into a contest that was judged by 
members of the Alumni Executive Board and campus community. The winning tailgate, constructed by 
the Rho Theta Tau sorority, showed creativity and teamwork. 

Wendy Lee, director of alumni relations, summed up the pleasant atmosphere. "It was wonderful to 
meet alumni from so many states across the entire region and so many graduating classes," said Lee. 
"Their spirit and enthusiasm is amazing." 

Members of the Alumni Association welcomed visitors to their tent with snacks, beverages, giveaways, 
football game tickets, discount coupons for the Barnes & Noble Bookstore and even a masseuse. Tara 
Higgins, director of the Council for Part-Time Students and coordinator of the Cougar Care Campaign, 
was also on hand with fellow volunteers to raise funds to be used towards food, medical care and toys 
for Kean's cougar mascots, Scout and Sage, who reside at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, N.J. 
Many other University organizations were represented, providing giveaways and information about 
Kean's services and programs. The Student Life and Leadership booth offered balloons, T-shirts, clappers, 
as well as a variety of Kean-branded items, including foam Cougar paws and pom-poms. There were 

stations for face-painting, balloon animals, spin 

art, T-shirt detailing and plenty of other 

family-friendly activities. A roving juggler 

dazzled the crowd as well. 

Kean President Dawood Farahi hosted a 

special barbecue lunch, where guests were 

able to dine, mingle, relax and bask in the 

unseasonably warm and sunny weather. 

Again this year, Farahi was impressed 

with strong turnout. "Homecoming is 

one of my most favorite events of the 

entire year," said Farahi. "It is the perfect 

opportunity to show everybody just how 

far we have come in such a short period 

of time, in so many different areas of our 

existence. For each and every person in 

our growing community there truly is no 

place like home, and there is no place like 

Kean University." 

The Rowan University Profs football team 

would prefer to have been home themselves, after the Cougars highlighted the festivities with a dramatic 

come-from-behind 35-28 overtime victory, much to the delight of the spectators. As if the close game 

wasn't enough, during halftime, in addition to the naming of a homecoming king and queen, the entire 

2007 Cougar Men's Baseball Team returned to campus to receive its NCAA Division III College World 

Series Championship rings from an extremely proud President Farahi. 

Also during Homecoming, the Cougar Classic volleyball tournament played out, with Kean earning a split 

in action. In other contests, the Men's Soccer Team blanked Rowan 4-0 later that evening. 

The celebration wound down following a performance of Sleeping Beauty in the Murphy-Dunn Theatre 

and a concert by the popular rock band Cartel in Wilkins Theatre. 

Homecoming Weekend 2007 was deemed a success by all involved, including Alumni Association 

President Ed Esposito, '69 '72, who worked closely with fellow board member Gary Luciano, the Office 

of Alumni Relations and the rest of the Homecoming Committee. "Once again, we can be extremely 

proud of a tremendously successful, well-attended and enjoyable event," said Esposito. "I think I speak 

for my colleagues when I say that during the past weekend, I have made many new friends, all of whom 

I hope to see again at upcoming Kean University events." 

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Opposite page: John Scalzo and Cheryl Rodriguez proudly accept the honor of 2007 Homecoming 
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Opposite page: Everyone is out celebrating and supporting our Cougars at the tailgate picnic. 
Below: Nu Theta Chi and local enthusiasts join together to show their school spirit. 




Opposite page: The Kean baseball team proudly accepts its National Championship trophy. 
Below: Everyone cheers for the Homecoming King and Queen candidates. 






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African History month is a time for students to reflect upon African 
culture. Among Kean's many cultured groups is the Pan-African 
Student Union, aka PASU. Every year, PASU shows their pride by 
raising the African flag which is their pledge to the red, black and 
green. Below is the official pledge to the RBG flag. 

"/ commit my body, mind and spirit to the protection, defense and 

security of the Red, Black and green. 

I dedicate my life to the 
redemption of Mother 
Africa and the Liberation 
of her scattered Black 
children. 

I accept for myself and 
my descendants the 
teachings of Universal 
African Nationalism 
and I promise that our 
children will be instilled 
with the purpose 
and knowledge of 
themselves as African 
People in order that the 
cause of our struggle 
will neither falter nor 

fail until all Black people are free and united through One God, 

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"Flashing Lights!" was the theme of this year's Fashion Show. 
This year, on Thursday, March 6, students have the opportunity 
to catwalk down the runway 



in Wilkins Theatre. This 
experience gives them a great 
deal of self-confidence. The 
students are trained firsthand 
by professionals. This year the 
students had the pleasure of 
working with "America's Next 
Top Model" contestant, Britany 
Scullark, aka Bre. The students 
put all their talent and hard 
work together as they flashed 
down the runway in designs by 
Ibn, Kyjuan, Donna Byrd's, Dice 
City, Vincent, JJienQ, Dwayne 
Fish, and The Tyrell Collection. 
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models, and outstanding designs weren't enough, the students 
had entertainment by Kash Addictz, Arsenal, Michael Cook, and 
Redikalis, and sound by DJ Wallah. 



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This year, after enjoying 
a week full of events, 
workshops, and activities, 
the students were graced 
with the presence of 
Swizz Beatz, T-Pain, and 
Rick Ross. These amazing 
artists dazzled the students 
with their performance 
and exited the stage with 
a great big united cheer. 



History of Unity Week: 

Unity Week was an idea born in 1997 during the Student Organization/ Student 

Affairs Leadership Retreat. 

The student leaders brainstormed and came up with an innovative idea to 
promote cultural diversity and to unite administrators, faculty, staff, students 
and the surrounding community. 

After several meetings it was decided that a week would be created to emphasize 
the importance of community cohesion. 

In April 1998, the first Unity Week Event took place with great success, and from 
then on, each year the weeklong event takes place in the spring semester. 



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During Unity Week, on April 5, the ground was pounding, floors 
shaking and everyone's hearts thumping. Spectators were awed 
by the clapping of their hands, the stomping of their shoes and the 
rolling of their bodies. No one other than Kean University students 
could have caused such a festive night. These extraordinary students 
are steppers. Men and women gathered to battle at the annual UAB 

Step Show and the 
competition was intense. 
Capone opened the 
show and was the MC 
throughout the night. 
Following his comedic 
introduction, female 
groups Chi Upsilon 
Sigma and Steppers of 
a Free Nation began 
the combat. At 

intermission Fusion 
and Arsinal lightened 
the mood with their 
performances. Male 
groups lota Phi Theta, 
Phi Beta Sigma and 
Beta Kappa Psi ended the competition with a stomp and the judges 
were left to deliberate. After much consideration, lota Phi Theta 
and Steppers of a Free Nation strutted proudly as the winners of the 
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Every year, the International Student Association shows the Kean 
community just how serious we are about diversity by putting 
on Culturefest. This year, students joined together on April 3 to 
celebrate their differences. Everyone gathered around a table 
and ate food from Italy, India and Africa while listening to music 

played by DJ Phoenix. 
Then, they enjoyed 
entertainment from 
Kean's dance group, 
Steppers of a Free 
Nation and many 
performances by 
Kean students. One of 
which was Rokshana 
Haque who dazzled 
the audience with 
her mesmerizing 
dance. Other 
students included 
Walmbegan N'dure. 
Yomi Ojutalayo and 
Chesney Gamble. 
SAGA, South African Girls Abroad, also maintained the audiences 
focus throughout the event with their unique performances. 








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This year's senior formal was 
held at the elegant Sheraton 
Hotel in Parsippany, N.J. 
on Friday, April 25. All 
who attended dressed in 
their formal wear, as they 
celebrated and reminisced 
about their college years! 







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Vox Lumiere's The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Silents you Can Hear 



Masterfully produced by Vox Lumiere, this amazing theatrical experience combines live rock-operatic music with 
brilliant performers, singers, dancers and silent film in a fully produced retelling of the timeless movie master- 
piece. 

"Absolutely riveting" - The Los Angeles Times 

"Vox Lumiere joins Cirque du Soleil and Stomp as one-of-a-kind theatrical experience that audiences drave!" - The 
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The Parsons Dance Company 



Hailed for witty, intelligent works that bristle with energy and precision, David Parsons is one of the world's most 
beloved and inspired choreographers. The larger-than-life physicality and exuberance of his world-renowned 
dance company burst forth through its broad repertoire of buoyant and musically diverse programs. 




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The Ten Tenors 



They're classical. They're pop. And they're a lot sexier than The Three Tenors. Australia's most debonair musical 
export, The Ten Tenors delivers a dynamic mix of vocal power - ranging from high-tone opera to jazz to modern 
and class pop - with a stylized flair that leaves audiences breathless. 




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An Evening with Branford Marsalis 



Saxophonist Branford Marsalis is an uncommon performer. Equally at home in jazz clubs and concert halls, he's 
played with boppers and hip-hoppers, New Orleans jazz greats and symphony orchestras. The multiple Grammy- 
winning musician, composer and bandleader is known for his impecable technique, innovative spirit and broad 
musical scope. Marsalis performs music from his latest release, Braggtown, along with is quartet - pianist Joey 
Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Jeff Watts - renowned for its impassioned, explosive sound and "let- 
it-all-hang-out musical spontaneity." (Los Angelis Times). 




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Sleeping Beauty 



In this modern re-imagining of Charles Perrault's 17th century classic, Sleeping Beautiy, a play with music, is 
seen through the eyes of the guilt-ridden fairy who cast the sleeping spell in the first place. Rufus Norris, a 
contemporary playwright, has created an account of this fairy tale that wants us to envision what happends after 
Beauty awakens and why "happily ever after" may not be exacctly what one might assume. Initially produced 
in London at the Arts Threshold Theatre and performed at the Young Vic Theatre, this highly entertaining and 
acclaimed retelling is theatre at its essence: joyful, insightful and highly creative. 




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Othello 



In Shakespeare's ground-breaking tragedy, the theatre's first hero of African heritage, Othello the Moor, is 
destroyed by lago, Shakespeare's darkest villian, in this graphic tale of race, sex, jealousy, politics and unrepentant 
evil. 




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The Pirates of Penzance 



A fresh take on one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular comic operas, this updated version of The Pirates of 
Penzance took New York by storm when its premiered in Central Park in 1980, leading to a subsequent smash- 
hit Broadway run. Wacky, irreverent and as entertaining today as it was when it first opened in 1879, The 
Pirates of Penzance spins a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policeman, dim-witted young lovers, 
dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the often-ridiculous dictates of honor 
and duty. 




A Toast to Friendship 



Gordon and Freddie have been best friends for as long as they can remember. They do everything together, 
however, they are not considered "popular" by the other kids in school. They constantly get picked on, but they 
know that they always have each other to rely on. One day, during a big soccer game at school, Gordon scores 
the winning goal, gaining him instant popularity. He begins to forget about his friendship with Freddie, and even 
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The Kean University football team won three of 
its final four games, as the Cougars recorded their 
second straight non-losing season for just the third 
time in program history under second-year Head 
Coach Dan Garrett. 

Senior quarterback A.J. Roque left his legacy on 
the program, as he holds virtually every passing 
record in school history and became the New 
Jersey Athletic Conference's all-time leading passer 
with 8,443 career yards, while adding 65 career 
touchdown passes. The two-time NJAC Offensive 
Player of the Year also broke the school record 
with 8,075 career punting yards. 

Junior Durell Dukes broke his own school record 
with 53 career receptions, while his 853 receiving 



yards is the second highest single season total in 
program history. 

Defensively, senior Clarence Goodman led the 
team and ranked third in the NJAC in tackles 
per game (92/9.2 per game), while senior Brian 
Cilento led the nation with six forced fumbles. 
Three-time NJAC all-star Ryan Staton led the team 
with 10 passes defended, closing out his career 
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The Kean University field hockey team recorded its eighth consecutive winning season with a 10-6 
overall record. Under seventh-year Head Coach Dipi Bhaya, this year's squad was young and featured 
a combined 18 underclassmen. 

The team's lone senior and four-year starter, Alii Green, netted nine goals and added seven assists this 
season. A first-team all-NJAC member, Green closed out her career ranked third in school history with 
19 career assists and has 22 career goals for 63 career points. 

Two-time NJAC first-team all-star Katie McGee stepped things up recording seven defensive saves this 
season, while also adding six assists. Sophomore Brittany Gibbs led all players with 10 goals, while 
sophomore goalkeeper Jenni Barry collected 57 saves to go along with five shutouts. 



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The Kean men's soccer team battled to a 9-10 
overall record this fall after playing an extensive, 
nationally ranked schedule. Of the 10 losses by 
Kean this season, five came against Top 25 teams, 
including four in the Top 10. Kean wrapped up 
its 2007 campaign with four straight wins, but 
ultimately fell short, missing the playoffs by one 
game. 

Senior Anthony Tuesta led the squad in both goals 
(11) and assists (6), closing out his two-year career 
at Kean with 24 goals and eight assists for a total 
of 94 points. He also collected eight game-winners 
in the 38-game span. Four-year starter Konrad 
Kruczek concluded his career this season with nine 
goals and five assists for a total of 19 goals and 
10 assists in his career. Kruczek is one of only two 



members of the entire 2007 all-conference squad 
to have been named an award winner all four 
years. 

Senior Damien Serafin, a three-time All-NJAC 
selection, recorded four goals and five assists this 
season to rank third on the team. In net, senior 
Kyle Crego registered 44 saves in 15 games for the 
Cougars. Freshman Alfredo Oquendo tallied 30 
saves in 10 games played in his rookie campaign, 
while recording a 1.34 goals against average in 
three starts for Kean. 








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Under ninth-year Head Coach Brian Doherty, On defense, senior Nicole Hauck earned all- 

the Kean University women's soccer team NJAC honors for the second straight season, 

overcame an injury-riddled season to finish while sophomore keeper Nicole Groszew 

8-9-2 overall and advance to the New Jersey recorded 78 saves in more than 1,300 minutes 

Athletic Conference tournament for the fifth in the net. 
straight season. 

Senior forward Michelle Fischer led the team 
in scoring, despite missing four games with an 
injury, as she finished with 1 1 goals and earned 
all-NJAC second-team honors. Sophomore 
Jenna Godwin started all 19 games and 
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The Kean University women's tennis team Senior Danielle Fardin combined with freshman 

continues to grow as this year's squad featured Lisette LaForge in first doubles, while senior 

13 players, the most in recent history. The Laura Kuchar teamed with freshman Olivia 

Cougars battled to a 5-6 record, including Shapiro in second doubles asthe combination of 

back-to-back wins to end the season. upper and underclassmen proved successful. 



This year's starting squad featured a mix of 
both veterans and rookies, as many players 
combined for the success of the team. 
Freshmen LaShanna Armour and Jessica 
Oquendo stepped into starting roles and both 
earned winning records of 7-6 at third and 
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Under second-year Head Coach Gina Nobile, the Kean University cross country team made tremendous 
strides this year, with each squad looking to build a strong toundation. 

For the men, sophomore Ashwin Anatharaman led the way throughout the season and finished 29th at 
the New Jersey Athletic Conference championships. Senior Reggie James and juniors Ezra Schwartz and 
Jason Guznay provided veteran leadership. 

On the women's side, senior Anna Khorosheva was the team's top finisher in every race, including a 
22nd-place finish in the NJAC Championships. Rookies Asha Winters and Sarah Kovolisky and sophomore 
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In the New Jersey Athletic Conference playoffs for 
the first time since 2000-01, the Kean University 
men's basketball team closed out the season with 
a 9-17 overall record under first-year Head Coach 
Rob Kurzinsky. 

Senior Lamar Wright became the 29th player in 
program history to score 1,000 career points, 
reaching the milestone in just three years in a 
Cougar uniform. A Second-Team NJAC All-Star, 
Wright led the team in both scoring (18.4 points 
per game) and rebounding (5.3 per game). 



and 125 steals. 

As a team, the Cougars were also honored with the 
Sam Shoenfeld Award by the Collegiate Basketball 
Official's Association, an award presented to the 
college or university, which in the judgment of the 
CBOA membership, best exemplifies "the highest 
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A solid core of newcomers and freshmen stepped 
right into the action as Keith Williams, Jonathan 
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The Kean University women's basketball team 
had a record-setting campaign, capturing the New 
Jersey Athletic Conference Championship and 
advancing to the NCAA Division III Elite Eight for 
the second straight year enroute to a school-record 
28 wins. 

Under 10th year Head Coach Michele Sharp, 
several Cougars also etched their names into the 
NCAA and Kean record books along the way. 
Senior Chari Cooper closed out her career with 
1,519 career rebounds, the third-highest total in 
NCAA Division III history and tied for 1 1th all-time 
among NCAA all-divisions history. She led the 
NJAC in rebounding for the fourth straight year, 
as her 14.1 boards per game ranked third in the 
nation and her 450 rebounds this season shattered 



her own school record and rank 14th in NCAA 
Division III single-season history. 

Junior guard Melissa Beyruti led the nation in 
three-point field goals made for the second 
straight season, as the WBCA State Farm Coaches' 
All-American moved into 14th in NCAA Division 
III career history with 281 career three-pointers. 
Heading into her senior year, Beyruti has already 
broken the program record with 1,468 career 
points. Junior Ebony Jackson was the floor leader 
for the Cougars, leading the NJAC and ranking 
sixth in the nation, with 6.5 assists per game, 
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This year's young, but talented squad, recorded 
a 9-19 overall record, with a 2-6 mark in 
New Jersey Athletic Conference action under 
veteran Head Coach Bridget White. 

Senior Alicja Ciastoch led the Cougars with 
282 kills to go along with a team-high 82 
service aces and 312 digs. In her four year 
career, she collected 229 service aces, good 
for third on the all-time program list. Corinne 
O'Toole also finished her four-year career this 
season compiling a career-high 161 assists this 
past season as she switched positions midway 
through the 2007 campaign. 



Rookies Nicole Bolash and Ivana Kapetanovic 
stepped into starting roles right from the start. 
Bolash collected 180 kills, 47 service aces and 
226 digs, all good for second on the squad. 
Kapetanovic registered 299 assists from 
her setter position. Sophomore Gina Batista 
guarded the net with a team-high 38 blocks. 












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The 2008 men's lacrosse team reaped the 
benefits of an established core of returning 
players, while adding several key newcomers as 
the Cougars advanced to the NCAA Division III 
tournament for the first time in the program's 
history. This year's squad produced 14 wins, 
tying the school record for wins in a season, 
and has won 10 or more games for the third 
straight season for the first time in more than 
a decade. 



Returners Scott Leathern (47 goals, 29 assists) 
and Dennis Lukascko (25 goals, 14 assists) and 
newcomers C.J. Gannon (30 goals, 16 assists) 
and Eric Gillar (24 goals, 31 assists) led the 
offensive charge for the Cougars. 



A solid defensive unit, including Tom Eller (60 
groundballs), Kyle Huff (63 groundballs) and 
Chris Masiulis (29 groundballs) held opponents 
in check, while Dave Nichols provided another 
solid season in the cage during his senior 
campaign, ranking second in the Skyline 
Conference in saves per game (12.00). 




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The Kean University women's lacrosse team but also contributing with a career-high 41 

set a new standard this spring, breaking the goals. Freshman Ashlie Berghold was solid in 

single-season wins mark with 14 wins while goal with a Skyline best 10.23 goals against 

also breaking several individual records under average, playing all 1,185 minutes in the net 

seventh-year Head Coach Dipi Bhaya. this season. 

Junior Stephanie Cirino tallied 99 points, a 
new KU single season record, while freshman 
Rosalia Romeo finished right behind with 
96 points. Cirino's 78 goals and Romeo's 
31 assists are also new program standards. 
Midfielder Alii Green was the lone senior on the 
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Championship a year ago, the Cougars have again 
battled to another 30 win season for the fourth 
consecutive year. With a 14-4 conference mark, 
the Cougars claimed the 2008 New Jersey Athletic 
Conference regular season title and battled to win 
the tournament crown, winning both for the first 
time in the program's history. 

The Cougars, who were nationally ranked the 
entire season, claimed their second straight NCAA 
Division III Mid-Atlantic Region title and advanced 
to the National Championship for the second 
straight season. Senior Derek Gianakas led the 
team in RBI, runs scored and homeruns, while 
senior Bryan Burke led KU in both batting average 
and triples in his first season in a Cougar uniform. 



Senior Maikel De La Rosa continues to leave his 
name in the KU record books, becoming the all- 
time leader in stolen bases and runs scored. De 
La Rosa capped off his senior season as he was 
awarded with a Rawlings Division III Gold Glove, 
one of only nine players in the country to earn the 
honor. 

On the mound, sophomore Joe Bartlinski, juniors 
Brandon Aich and Drew Campbell and senior Tom 
Paglione combined for 25 wins and eight saves. 




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Under ninth-year Head Coach Margie Acker, the 
Kean University softball team concluded one of its 
finest seasons in school history, winning 30 games 
for just the third time while advancing to the NCAA 
Tournament for the first time in over a decade. 

Senior catcher Vicki Lanza and junior second 
baseman Sara Steinman powered the Cougar 
lineup during the season, leading the team in 
homeruns, doubles and RBI. Steinman earned 
National Fastpitch Coaches' Association East 
Region second-team honors for the second straight 
year, while sophomore designated player Allison 
Thibault garnered honorable mention accolades 
after leading the team in batting average. 



Senior shortstop Johanna Hedler led the squad 
in hits and concluded her career with her name 
through the record books after breaking the all-time 
runs mark and tying the career triples record. 

After appearing in the Eastern College Athletic 
Conference Southern Championships the last two 
seasons, the Cougars earned a bid to the NCAA 
Division III softball tournament for the fifth time in 
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Under second-year Head Coach Gina Nobile, the 
Kean University men's and women's indoor and 
outdoor track and field teams have continued to 
establish themselves competitively within the New 
Jersey Athletic Conference and across the region. 

Rookie Jan Bush finished second at the NJAC 
Indoor Championships in the shot put, and has 
regularly placed in the shot put and javelin during 
the outdoor campaign. Junior Erin Jones broke the 
pole vault record in both the indoor and outdoor 
seasons, placing second in the pole vault at the 
indoor conference championships, while qualifying 
for the ECAC Division III Outdoor Championships 
with a school-record height of 3.10 meters. 



For the men, freshman John Badala has finished 
in the top eight in three different throwing events 
numerous times during the outdoor season, 
qualifying for the ECAC championships in the shot 
put with a season-best throw of 14.33 meters. 
Junior Jason Staggers placed third in the triple 
jump at the NJAC Indoor Championships, while 
also breaking the school record in the long jump 
(6.73 meters) during the season. Staggers has also 
already qualified for the ECAC Championships in 
both the long and triple jumps. 





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Bachelor of Arts 
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Adeola Adefowoju 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Pysychology 



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Bachelor of Science 
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Bachelor of Science 


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Bachelor of Arts 


in Psychology/Psychiatric 


in Elementary Education 


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Margarita Alvarado 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management 



Nelson Alvarez 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Jessica Alves 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Early Childhood Education 



Beatriz Alsina 

Bachelor of Art s 
in Spanish 




Yetunde Amokun 

Bachelor of Science 
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April Anderson 


Karol Andino 


Tiffani Artis 


Bachelor of Arts 


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in Speech and Hearing 



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Bachelor of Science 

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Marlene Assuncao 

Bachelor of Arts 
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Cynthia Atkins 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Vivian Atonya 

Bachelor of Science 
in Accounting 




Daphney Augustin 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Janine Austin 

Bachelor of Science 
in Science and Technology 



Allison Bailey 

Bachelor of Science 
in Nursing 



Farrah Baker 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Criminal Justice 




Megan Ballinger 


Elzbieta Banel 


Kimberly Barbuto 


Lisa Battaglia 


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Bachelor of Arts 


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Bachelor of Science 
in Management 



Elizabeth Bauer 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Elementary Education 



Sakeena Bentley 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Hernan Bermudez 

Bachelor of Sa- 
in Finance 




David Beynon 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Recreation Administration 



Tamika Blount 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Media and Film 



Juan Bonilla, Jr. 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Criminal Justice 



Rosa Borrero-Pimentel 

Bachelor of Science 
in Biology 




Danielle Breland 


Rebecca Bridges 


Eric Brown 


Gabriel Brown 


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Bachelor of Arts 


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Bachelor of Arts 




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in Communication 


in Psychology 



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Jennifer Brown 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Zahra Brown 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management 



Charoline Browne 

Bachelor of Science 
in Graphic Communications 



Teresa Brunson 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Elementary Education 




Joshua Burns 

Bachelor of Science 
in Earth Science 



Michelle Burroughs 

Bachelor of Science 
in Accounting 



Megan Bussiere 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Speech and Hearing 



Jillian Butvilla 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Early Childhood Education 




Alicia Bynoe 



Laura Byrnes 

Bacheloi of Arts 
in huly Childhood Education 



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■ lor of Arts 
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Eugene Callender 


Andrea Cappuccio 


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Bachelor of Science 


Bachelor of Science 


Bachelor of Arts 


in Marketing 


in Biology 


in Nursing 


in Early Childhood Education 




Carolina Caraballo 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Spanish 



Edward Caravana 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Criminal Justice 



Mariana Cardenas 

Bachelor of Science 
in Accounting 



Lorena Caytuero 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Communication 




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Michael Ceresna 


Maguy Ceus 


Jow Chen 


Bachelor of Arts 


Bachelor of Science 


Bachelor of Science 


Bachelor of Science 


in Psychology 


in Management 


in Management 


in Computer Science 



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Tanzima Chowdhury 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Mathematical Sciences 



Anna Cifelli 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Speech and Hearing 



Lacheiar Clark 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Vaughan Clarke 

Bachelor of Social Work 




Tira Clegg 

Bachelor of Science 
in Accounting 



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Loretta demons 

Bachelor of Arts 
in English 




Cymone Coker 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Media and Film 



Dawn Corio 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Early Childhood Education 




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Lauren Crea 

Bacheloi of Aits 
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Ashley Cruz 

Bachelor of Science 

in Accounting 



Bernadette Cruz 

Bachelor of Aits 
in Communication 



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Lucia Cumella 

Bachelor of Science 




Devin Cunliffe 

Bachelor of Social Work 



Caroline Da Silva 

Bachelor of Science 
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Mary Davidson 

Bachelor of Arts 
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Trevor Degnan 

Bachelor of Science 
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Myriam Dejesus 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Criminal Justice 



Christopher Delucca 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Physical Education 




Jason Denison 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Steven Dering 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Physical Education 



Richard Diab 

Bachelor of Arts 
in History 



Jennifer Dietrich 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Political Science 



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Jessica Difiore 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management 



Johanna Dilone 

Bachelor of Science 
in Graphic Communications 



Srishty Diwaker 

Bachelor in Science 
in Biology 



Yolanda Dixon 

Bachelor of Science 
in Accounting 




Latrice Doctor 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Communication 



Amanda Donahue 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Elementary Education 



Sarah Doremus 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Danielle Dorta 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Elementary Education 




Sean Dowling 

Bachi ' ience 

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Bachelor of Arts 
in Early Childhood Education 



Sarra El Gamil 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Economics 



Michelle Elejalde 

Bachelor of Arts in 
Recreation Administration/Comma t i.il 



Althea Emery 

Bachelor of Arts 




Camille Ench 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Elementary Education 



Indhira Estevez 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Elementary Education 



Sael Etienne 

Bachelor of Science 

in Telecommunication and 

Information Technology 



Jill Falana 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management 




Jeffrey Feinman 


Janice Fernandez 


Ligia Fernandez 


Maite Fernandez 


Bachelor of Arts 


Bachelor of Science 


Bachelor of Arts 


Bachelor of Arts 


in History 


in Nursing 


in Spanish 


in Spanish 



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Rainier Ferrell 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Media and Film 



Ashley Ficeto 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Physical Education 



Nicholas Figler 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Criminal Justice 



Linda Florez 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Media and Film 




Patricia Fortaleza 

Bachelor of Science 
in Accounting 



Danica Fragoso 

Bachelor of Science 
in Science and Technology 



Nicole Franchino 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Speech and Hearing 



Kristen Fritsch 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 




Noemy Gaitan 

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d >r of Arts 
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Bachelor of Arts 
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Bachelor of Arts 
in Communication 



Nesha Gibbons 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Steven Giblin 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Criminal Justice 



Shanna Gietter 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Elementary Education 




Aracelli Gil-Pedreschi 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Spanish 



Ernest Glenn 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Beth Goldberg 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Jonathan Gomez 

Bachelor of Science 
in Earth Science 




Albert Gonzalez 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Spanish 



Christian Granados 

Bachelor of Science 
in Science and Technology 



Ernest Grant 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Earth Science 



Shauna Greenwood 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Criminal Justice 



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Bristol Gregg 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Special Education 



Donyel Griffin 

Bachelor of Arts 
in English 



Meghan Grimes 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Francisco Guerrero 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Spanish 




Jorge Gutierrez 

Bachelor of Science 
in Biology 



Diana Guzman 

Bachelor of Science 
in Medical Technology 



Amanda Haddad 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Speech and Hearing 



Elyse Hajdusek 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Early Childhood Education 




Denine Hasan 


Cindy Hassan 


Nazia Hassan 


Makeda Haynes 


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Jaclyn Headlam 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Carli Hench 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Lindsay Henderson 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Elementary Education 




Anya Henry 

Bachelor of Science 
in Finance 




Cori Herbst 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Special Education 



Tania Hernandez 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Biology 



Megan Hines 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Sue Ho 

Bachelor of Science 
in Computer Science 




Travis Hogans 

Bachelor of Social Work 



Amanda Holley 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Criminal Justice 



Roba Hrib 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Lisa Hromoko 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Early Childhood Education 



103 




Edward Huson 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management Science 



Simin Jafarzadeh 

Bachelor of Science 
in Accounting 



Fanny Jiang 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management 



Erin Jimenez 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 




German Jimenez 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management 



Howard Johnson 

Bachelor of Science 
in Graphic Communications 



Stacey Johnson 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Speech and Hearing 



Angie Jones 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 




Tiffani Jones 

in Mai 



Lindsay Kanaley 

Bacheloi of Aits 

m Elementary Education 



Patricia Kashkonis 

Bacheloi ol Arts 

in Psychology 



Mohammad Khan 

Bachelor of Science 
in Accounting 



104 




Faith Kibebe 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Phyllis King 

Bachelor of Science 

in Management Science 



Janine Kipp 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Speech and Hearing 



Abigail Koehler 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 




James Koneski 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Earth Science 



Jennifer Kopcho 

Bachelor of Arts 
in History 



Amy Krason 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Special Education 



Raj Kumar 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management Science 




Emilia Laface 

Bachelor of Social Work 



Beverly Lagman 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Biology 



Fatuma Lalugba 

Bachelor of Social Work 



Frednel Lambert 

Bachelor of Social Work 



105 




Jasynth Lambert 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



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Rebecca Latimore 

Bachelor of Arts 
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Paul Laur 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Communication 



Janine Lehman 

Bachelor of Science 
in Biology 




Jamie Leloia 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Elementary Education 



Patricia Ley 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Elementary Education 



Colleen Lisa 

Bachelor of Arts 
in English 



Patricia Lobo 

Bachelor of Science 
in Marketing 




Chanece Lockhart 
Bai heloi of S< 
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Michael Loikith 

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- lor of Arts 
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Bachelor of Science 
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Jason Lyons 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Criminal Justice 



Ina MacAuley 

Bachelor of Science 
in Accounting 



George Makris 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 




Eric Manresa 


Michael Marino 


Amy Martin 


Shelly Massey 


Bachelor of Science 


Bachelor of Arts 


Bachelor of Arts 


Bachelor of Arts 


in Marketing 


in Political Science 


in History 


in Sociology 




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Miguel Mayorga 


Lauren Mazor 


Kathryn Mazur 


Bachelor of Arts 


Bachelor of Arts 


Bachelor of Arts 


Bachelor of Arts 


in Political Science 


in Psychology 


in Psychology 


in History 



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Megan McGann 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Elementary Education 



Katherine McGrath 

Bachelor of Social Work 



Matthew McKain 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management Science 



Lakeema McQuarters 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Early Childhood Education 




Juan Mejia 

Bachelor of Science 
m Management 



Jon-Paul Mele 

Bachelor of Science 
in Marketing 



Catherine Mendoza 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Ariel Michaud 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Criminal Justice 




Al-Tariq Minitee 


Kerriann Minott 


Joann Mitchell 


Emily Mohabee 


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Yoshina Moore 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Criminal Justice 



Jose Morales 


James Morris 


Scott Mowaswes 


Bachelor of Arts 


Bachelor of Science 


Bachelor of Science 


in History 


in Management 


in Earth Science 




Lawanda Muhammad 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Sociology 



Ivys Munem 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Francisco Muniz 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management 



Lashone Murphy 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Speech and Hearing 




Colleen Murray 


Diana Navarro 


Lauren Niemiec 


Eric Nierstedt 


Bachelor of Fine Arts 


Bachelor of Arts 


Bachelor of Arts 


Bachelor of Arts 




in Media and Film 


in Early Childhood Education 


in English 



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Kristen O'Bara 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Michelle O'Malley 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management 



Clara Okoth 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management 



Godwin Onyema 

Bachelor of Science 
in Accounting 




Henry Orozco 

Bachelor of Science 
in Accounting 



Vickie Outerbridge-Govia 

Bachelor of Science 
in Accounting 



Amanda Padilla 

Bachelor of Science 
in Marketing 



Suzanne Palinkas 

Bachelor of Science 
in Accounting 




Christopher Panlilio 
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Dana Paolella 

- lot of Aits 

in Elementary Education 



Mauricio Paredes 

'lor of Science 
in Telecommunications and 
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Paula Paredinha 

lor of Arts 
in Criminal Justice 



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Jalpa Patel 


Megha Patel 


Janelle Pavon 


Karen Perdomo 


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Bachelor of Fine Arts 


Bachelor of Science 


in Biology 


in Biology 




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Jessie Perito 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Speech and Hearing 



Veronica Perucki 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Erika Perugorria 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Media and Film 



Miwa Petersen 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 




Portrice Phillips-Taylor 


Endgie Pierre 


Lydia Pinto 


Melissa Pontecorvo 


Bachelor of Arts 


Bachelor of Arts 


Bachelor of Arts 


Bachelor of Arts 


in Early Childhood Education 


in Sociology 


in Physical Education 


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Bachelor of Science 
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Enrique Prado 

Bachelor of Science 
in Accounting 



Jocelyn Price 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Sociology 



Felixa Puello 

Bachelor of Science 
in Marketing 







Maribel Quinones 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management 



Leidy Ramirez 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Criminal Justice 



Luis Ramirez 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management Science 



Lisa Ramos 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Early Childhood Education 




Marvin Randle 

lot of Arts 



Aaliyah Rasheed 

i ini of Arts 
in Psychology 



Amanda Rauth 

■ lor of Arts 
in Communication 



Daneen Reed 

Bachelor of Science 
in Computer Science 



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Jenna Regnault 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Heather Reid 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management 



Amy Relyea 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Jennifer Retuerto 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Mathematical Science 




Jessica Revolorio 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Robert Reyes 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Criminal Justice 



Laura Richardson 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Jonathan Rivera 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management 




Lydia Rivers 

Bachelor of Science 
in Nursing 



Andre Roberts 

Bachelor of Social Work 



Erica Robinson 

Bachelor of Science 



Kristen Rocco 

Bachelor of So 
in Marketing 



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Daisy Rodriguez 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Early Childhood Education 



Tito Rodriguez 

Bachelor of Science 
in Computer Science 



Vanessa Rodriguez 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Communication 



Javier Rodriquez 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Spanish 




Marina Rodriquez 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Carlos Rojas 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Jessica Romain 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Ana Rosario 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Marketing 




[ velin Rosario 

hi of Arts 
in I'uhlie Administration 



Rebecca Rossignol 

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Kenneth Sajo 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Sonia Salermo 

Bachelor of Arts 
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Stacy Salvato 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Elementary Education 



Pranay Samdani 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management Science 



Jessica Sanchez 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



John Sansevere 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 




Ryan Saroca 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Felicia Sayers 

Bachelor of Science 
in Nursing 



Elizabeth Schmidt 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Physical Education 



Heather Schwendeman 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Special Education 




Maria-Teresa Scutro 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Elementary Education 



James Sedano 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management 



Jessica Sevillano 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Early Childhood Education 



Heather Shanley 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Early Childhood Education 



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Tyrone Sharpe, Jr. 

Bachelor of Science 
in Marketing 



Nadine Shenouda 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Aaron Shum 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Blazej Sienkiewicz 

Bachelor of Arts 

in Telecommunications and 

Information Technology 




Christa Simmons 


Shara Sincoff 


Fabiana Siqueira 


Carolyn Smith 


Bachelor of Science 


Bachelor of Fine Arts 


Bachelor of Science 


Bachelor of Science 


in Management 




in Accounting 


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Kimberly Smith 

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Alicia Sondergaard 
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Bat helor of Arts 

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Carla St. Martin 

Bachelor of Arts 
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Eric Stanley 

Bachelor of Arts 

in Recreations Administration/ 

Community Recreation 



Francine Surriga 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Mathematical Science 



Fatimah Subhanallah 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Shari Sumter 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Sociology 



Ndeye Sylla 

Bachelor of Science 
in Finance 



Michael Szczepanski 

Bachelor of Science 
in Earth Science 



Judith Supino 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Early Childhood Education 




Viktor Szczerbinin 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Criminal Justice 




Kimberly Talty 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Communication 



Alessandra Tavares 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 



Victor Tawfik 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management 



Dina Taylor 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Criminal Justice 



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Ombola Tayo-Balogum 

Bachelor of Science 
in Biology 



Claudia Testino 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Spanish 



Victoria Thomas 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Criminal Justice 




Kevin Tillery 

Bachelor of Science 

in Management 



Alicia Torchia 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Early Childhood Education 



Anthony Trumbauer 

Bachelor of Industrial Design 



Andre Turner 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management 




Jose Valencia 


Sunita Varghese 


Michelle Velez 


Donna Vetri 


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ience 


Bachelor of Arts 


Bachelor of Arts 


in Music 


in Biology 


in Spanish 


in Special Education 



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Alicia Vilella 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Spanish 



Jessica Villafane 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Biology 



Christina Villareale 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Early Childhood Education 



Dania Villarreal 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Spanish 




Teressa Vournas 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management Science 



Christine Waithe 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Psychology 




Tyreece Walton 

Bachelor of Science 
in Marketing 



Kimberly Ware 

Bachelor of Science 
in Management Science 




Jamie Wasson 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Tyrone Webb 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Media and Film 



Amanda Wegener 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Early Childhood Education 



Kristen Young 

Bachelor of Arts 
in Sociology 



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Anna Zanfardino 


Carla Zegarra 


Katherine Zetlin 


Jessica Zukus 


Bachelor of Fine Arts 


Bachelor of Science 


Bachelor of Science 


Bachelor of Arts 




in Biology 


in Accounting 


in Elementary Education 



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Graduation 
Class of 2008 

It's finally time. The anxiety and stress is over. It's finally time to throw out those text books, unload that heavy bag 
and celebrate. You have completed your mission and you have succeeded. You have graduated from Kean University! 
On May 15, 2008, graduates gathered in PNC Arts Center to honor their success. Faculty lined the procession as the 
students walked by. Family stood proudly in the aisles as they watched their loved ones and friends walk to their seats 
and administraters proudly announced the class of 2008. Speakers were particularly exceptional. Commencement 
speaker Jeff Taylor, founder and CEO of Monster.com and EONS.com, spoke with enthusiasm and had the crown on 
its feet in a standing ovation. 




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